Sri Lankan mob threatens non-Buddhist religious heads


Compiled by MAHADHIR MONIHULDIN, CHOW HOW BAN and R. ARAVINTHAN

MINORITY communities in Sri Lanka were furious after a group of multi-faith religious leaders were accosted by a mob led by a Buddhist leader and threatened with violence, reported Makkal Osai.

The leaders from other religions were visiting an area identified as Mayilathamadu at the behest of an NGO representing the families of those “forcefully disappeared” during the country’s civil war.

As the group was returning from the area, they were accosted by a mob that included the Buddhist leader, who threatened to kill them.

When police arrived at the scene, the officers prostrated themselves at the feet of the Buddhist leader before taking control of the situation and assisting the victims, claimed the NGO.

The group was eventually allowed to leave.

> Pupils from SJK (T) Jalan Haji Manan in Kluang won the Johor state-level young scientists competition for Tamil schools, reported Malaysia Nanban.

The event, organised by the Science Technology and Innovation Association, took place at the SJK (T) Jalan Yahya Awal on Saturday with 53 Tamil schools competing.

The team won RM1,000 in prize money, a trophy and certificates.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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